|Length||12.3 cm||4.8 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||14.2 cm||5.6 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage fixed extended
- Display stand included.
Herpa HE559041 – 1/200 Scale de Havilland Canada Dash 7, TWE
Herpa diecast model HE559041 replicates in 1/200 scale the de Havilland Canada Dash 7 (DHC-7) of registration N173RA in the livery of Trans World Express (TWE), Circa the early 1990s.
Trans World Express
Trans World Express (TWE) was the regional brand of Trans World Airlines (TWA), founded in December 1991 with Ransome / Pan Am Express’s purchase by Trans World Airlines. TWE operated flights until 1995 when services were outsourced. Subsidiary airlines included: Air Midwest, Alpha Air, Trans States Airlines and Metro Air Northeast. With TWA’s purchase by American Airlines in 2001 it was rebranded as American Connection.
de Havilland Canada Dash 7
The de Havilland Canada Dash 7 (DHC-7) is a Canadian four-engine regional airliner with short take-off and landing (STOL) performance. It first flew on March 27, 1975, entering service in February 1978 with Rocky Mountain Airways. In service with the Canadian military received the designated CC-132, in the US military, O-5. The higher cost of maintaining four engines over a two and a lack of demand STOL in an airliner of that size led to limited commercial success. This brought about the development of the more successful twin-engine Dash 8. Production ended in 1988 with 113 airframes built.
The Canadian government sold de Havilland Canada (DHC) to Boeing in 1986, which onsold it to Bombardier Aerospace in 1992. In 2006 Viking Air purchased the type certificates for the DHC-1 to DHC-7.
Airframe construction is mainly of aluminium alloy with some steel, titanium, magnesium, and composites. The fuselage is a semi-monocoque structure with an “airstair” passenger door on the rear left side. Wings are a high mounted, tapered cantilever design with a “T” tail. The retractable undercarriage is a tricycle type. The flight crew consists of two pilots, the passenger cabin seats up to 50 passengers or 5,511 kg (12,150 lb) of cargo.
The Dash 7 uses four Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-50 turboprop engines mounted two under each wing driving four-bladed glass fibre Hamilton Standard propellers. It has a maximum cruise speed of 436 km/h (271 mph), a service ceiling of 7,193 m (23,600 ft), and a range of 2,098 km (1,300 mi).